WTVY  | Dothan, AL  | News, Weather, Sports

Ala seeking again to close abortion clinic

By: ap Email
By: ap Email

The state asked a judge in Birmingham on Tuesday to close New Woman All Women Health Care, calling it an unlicensed abortion provider.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama health officials say they're again trying to shut down a Birmingham abortion clinic they claim is operating illegally.

The state asked a judge in Birmingham on Tuesday to close New Woman All Women Health Care, calling it an unlicensed abortion provider.

Operators agreed to shut down the clinic last year after a state investigation found irregularities.

But an attorney for the Department of Public Health, Brian Hale, says the clinic still advertises itself as an abortion provider, and a doctor there still performs the procedure.

A worker who answered at the clinic's phone number said it's now called the Women's Center but declined further comment.

The state says the clinic remains under the control of its longtime owner, and it's asking a judge to shutter the operation.

AP-WF-03-26-13 2035GMT


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 200117721 - wtvy.com/a?a=200117721